I recently bought a dell computer and needed speakers that would be compatible but not too expensive. The Hercules XPS 2.010 was a great addition to my computer. Installation was rather easy as it only consisted of connecting the speaker heads to their bases and plugging in.
As for sound quality, "crystal clear" is probably the best words to describe it. I would give a 5 for sound quality, but the bass is not exactly at the level that I would normally expect, even if you add a bass boost to your music player, it's just not strong enough. The volume transitions are very smooth. No more settling for "level 6 is too loud, but level 5 is too soft" anymore. Having the volume controls on the speakers also help, for you can quickly cut off the volume even when your computer is running slow. Headset/microphone plugin access is easy and convenient. Overall, these speakers are recommended for Dell computers and maybe other brands.